Texas music fans may be interested to hear that rapper Master P has been ordered to pay his former wife $825,000. The money is to be used to pay back child support as well as back spousal support. In addition, the payment will secure future support obligations. His former wife claimed that the rapper paid no child support although is still raising their younger children.
She also claimed that she was around while the rapper built his successful No Limit brand, which is estimated to be worth $200 million. The amount of the award is his salary for the second season of his show 'Master P's Family Empire." Master P was also ordered to pay his former wife's lawyer $15,000.
When parents of young children end their marriage, the resulting divorce decree often contains a provision requires the noncustodial parent to pay child support. The duration is usually until the child becomes emancipated, although in some instances a court will order it to be paid for longer periods. The amount that is ordered is based largely upon state guidelines, which take into account a variety of factors including the income of each parent, the number of other children the non-custodial parent may also be responsible to pay support for, and other criteria.
The failure to pay support that has been ordered by the court can lead to a variety of serious sanctions, including the interception of tax refunds and wage garnishment. In some cases jail time could be ordered. As a result, a person who is behind on payments because of short-term financial difficulties may want to have legal representation when seeking a temporary modification through the court.